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Subject: Caught all 4 shows!
No point in stating the obvious how bad a time Jerry was having in 95, but this show had some high points. One of my favorites was the jam at the end of Alabama, it seemed to go on forever, I was feeling in the groove, then, but I think we were all hoping for alot more. Still nice to make a showing in downtown Atlanta, its quite proverbial to see the old VW buses driving past these huge skyscrapers. Fun time, nonetheless. And to the listener above, you can download the other audience show on here, I admit the soundboards do sound super nice, but theres that magic of hearing the crowd, bring on the Matrix, I guess..
Subject: Went all 4 nites
There were rumors in ATLANTA that by '96 the dead were going to do a 6 night run at the OMNI. Anyway, I liked the Alabama to end the 1st set (felt like early '80's again). Schoolgirl was also a rare treat--look up how many times they played that post '60's. China>Rider nice smooth fun ride. Was this the Spectum run '89 I saw? No way. Was it just as fun being along for the ride? You bet
Subject: " How can I explain? It so hard to get on"
This is a FM SB so it has a very hissy high end, brings back memories of when I first started collecting tapes. The first set from FOTD through Broken Arrow is very sweet and played very well, Queen Jane is exceptional. The China Cat builds up some good intensity but honestly LL Rain is where this shows really gets good. It is amazing version! Bobby's love song for us hard core heads. Samba is good and the He's Gone>TWBS is also noteworty but the jewel of the set is the Visons of Johanna.What makes this version a must listen is Jerry's nuances of which lyrics he emphasizes, giving a deeper insight to how he was feeling and his sense of humor. This song really encapsulates that and sadly I never heard it live. The guitar solo in it is must poetic and uplifting. The end of the set is very strong and Lucy is better than most versions,with only some minor lyrical flaws.
Skippy of the North -
Subject: the show Ive been lookin for
finally find my birthday show
AND I CANT DOWNLOAD IT.
Subject: last show at the omni
saw a bunch shows at the omni, this obviously my last. I've seen the boys crank it out better, but this was a very memorable show. I always felt like I was boarding a spaceship when I walked into the omni. Two great set list
Subject: There's something about the Omni
I know Garcia's barely there and I know there's no comparison to any of the band's various heydays, and this may not even be the best show of the run, but this is the China>Rider of '95 (which ain't saying much I guess). Shoreline's a close second. But this one sounds more hopeful; that maybe it's all gonna get better.
It's far better than the last China>Rider I witnessed personally at Autzen Stadium in 1994. That was a travesty. This one, at least, has some juice. You can hear him struggling but at least he's not the somnabulant quitter of other shows. I can hear that he's awake and trying to get it on. It almost sounds as if the band is having fun.
I also like the sound of this analog recording. It has a much rawer sound than some of the boards from this era on this site. Some are mixed so badly that they sound like Grateful Dead clones rather than the real thing. The audience tapes (as sub-standard as most of them were) at least present a more honest picture of how Cutler was mixing the group. Or at least how they sounded to us out there watching it all go not with a bang but a whimper.
I'm almost ready to stop my troll through these declining years but not yet. After this is over I'm taking a nice little bath in '72 for a month! Or '74. Or '83 (another heroin period but for some reason he played much better)or '77 or '69 or...
Subject: pre fm or uhf
i thought this is a copy from the guy who taped the ear monitor.
and do think it was a uhf band not fm and not pre
cuz he was taping from a signal
Subject: downloadable copy of show?
Great show. Sounded better live. Looking for a copy of this show to download. Any help?
Subject: 2 Stars
Subject: 4th row
Thank you to Ruby for the 4th row center tix. Schoolgirl was a rare song for me, but didn't really like the new version. Alabama nice closer. I always liked China-Rider opener and the TWBS post He's Gone was nice. Visions is the highlight although better versions in 95. my experience was a 4, the show is a 3.
touch heads rule -
Subject: Spring 1995
I did all of the Atlanta shows in 1995. This was the last time I got to see Jerry. The sound quality is good, but the show lacks in many ways. Jerry looked out of sorts from Touch and it got worse. Nice set list and Visions is nice. 3-27-95 and 3-30-95 were better shows.
Garcia is pretty off on guitar on this night, floundering around without alot of focus or point. I do like a number of these Spring 95 shows, and Garcia is excellent in many, but they sound tired on this night. Sound is good, although it's an analog/FM source, with some compression and extra hiss. Still sounds good though.